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Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their employees while they are at work. This includes providing a safe working environment, adequate training, and appropriate equipment. However, accidents can still happen, and when they do, it is important for employers to have the right insurance in place to protect themselves and their employees. Employers' liability insurance is a legal requirement for most businesses in the UK, and it can provide cover in the event of a work-related injury or illness claim from an employee. This means that in the event of a successful work injury claim, the employer's insurance policy will pay the compensation awarded.

At Stephensons, we have a dedicated team of solicitors who deal with all types of accident at work compensation claims, including employer’s liability claims. If you have suffered an accident at work and you believe it was your employer’s fault, contact one of our employer’s liability claims solicitors and claim the compensation you deserve. Call our legal team on 0161 696 6235.

If you have suffered an injury whilst at work and you believe your employer is to blame, we will need to collect as much information and evidence as possible to ascertain whether your employer has failed to provide a safe working environment and whether you have the grounds on which to make a liability claim. Without this evidence, your employers liability claim may not be successful. Our expert accident at work solicitors have years of experience when it comes to claims against employers and if you have a case, we will be with you every step of the way.

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Employer's liability personal injury claims

The following should be used as a guideline when deciding whether your employer is at fault and whether you can make a liability claim:

  • Your employer has a responsibility and duty of care to protect their employees as well as any contractors and visitors from accidents and injuries
  • Employers must provide their employees with the appropriate machinery and tools to allow them to undertake their jobs safely
  • Employers must also make sure that all tools and machinery are maintained to a safe condition and all safeguards are working correctly
  • Your employer must ensure the workplace is kept in a safe and tidy condition. This means employers should ensure their employees are provided with suitable workstations and chairs where applicable. Doors, gates and emergency exits should never be obstructed, and all corridors, floors and carpets should be free from hazards
  • All employers should ensure their employees are provided with the correct and appropriate training for their jobs and should receive training on how to lift heavy objects and operate machinery where necessary
  • Employers should ensure their employees are provided with all and any appropriate safety gear. This may include ear defenders, goggles, coveralls, dust masks, safety gloves and boots and high-visibility jackets

If your employer fails to ensure your safety by not following any of the outlined procedures and you are injured as a result, you could be eligible for an employer liability claim. If you are injured whilst at work, there is no need to worry about losing your job by making a compensation claim as your employer is legally obliged to have worker compensation insurance. This means the compensation will come out of their insurance policy rather than their own pocket. Throughout the employer’s liability claims procedure, we will be at your side and ensure you are kept up to date. If you want to bring an employer’s liability claim against your place of work after an accident, that was not your fault, then contact our experts in employer’s liability law on 0161 696 6235.

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  • Shahina Sakeria recently settled a claim for £15,000, our client was was walking on felted roof and fell through a hole which was not secured properly. They suffered from a soft tissue and shoulder injuries and was absent form work for nine months due to accident related symptoms.

What is employer’s liability?

Employer’s liability is the legal responsibility of an employer to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees, and to compensate them for any injuries or illnesses that occur as a result of their work.

What is an employer's liability claim?

Employer liability claims can arise when an employer fails to fulfil their duty of care towards their employees, such as providing a safe working environment and appropriate training. Employees can make claims if they can demonstrate that the employer's negligence led to their head injury at work.

What if my employer has gone bankrupt?

As long as your employer was insured at the time of the incident, the worker compensation insurance policy will still cover a compensation claim, even if they are no longer in business. In some instances of employer’s liability claims, employers must pay an excess, i.e. the first part of any claim to a specified amount. If your employer has gone bankrupt this amount would be unlikely to be paid.

Why should I make an employer’s liability claim?

An accident at work compensation claim helps pay for any loss of earnings you may have experienced if you were unable to work due to your injuries as well as any medical treatments you may need as a result. It also helps pave the way for new safety measures to be introduced, potentially saving others from injury as your employer will then be required to take the appropriate steps to ensure an accident does not happen again.

Why choose our employer's liability claims solicitors

Our employer’s liability claims solicitors have extensive experience and a proven track record of success in handling complex and challenging cases. We provide personalised and dedicated legal representation to ensure our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

How can our employer's liability solicitors help?

Our employer’s liability claims solicitors can help by providing legal advice and representation to employees who have suffered injury or illness as a result of their employer's negligence or breach of duty.

How much compensation can I get for an employer’s liability claim?

The amount of compensation you can receive for an employer’s liability claim will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Factors that may be taken into account include the severity of your injuries, the impact they have had on your life and ability to work, and any financial losses you have incurred as a result. It is important to seek legal advice from a qualified solicitor who can assess your case and provide an estimate of the potential compensation you may be entitled to.

How to claim compensation for employer’s liability

To claim for an employer’s liability claim, you must report the incident to your employer and seek medical attention. Gather evidence such as witness statements and photographs, and contact a personal injury lawyer to assist with the claim process.

Contact our employer's liability claims solicitors

If you believe you are entitled to compensation for your accident or injury, please feel free to get in touch with our experienced solicitors specialising in personal injury cases. You can reach us at 0161 696 6235 or alternatively, fill out our convenient online enquiry form. We are here to help you understand your rights and guide you through the process of seeking the compensation you deserve.

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